Official Travel Advice for Botswana
Local laws and customs section - revised LGBT information
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 18 Jul 2019.
Around 42,000 British nationals visit Botswana every year. Most visits are trouble free.
Wildlife and livestock on roads are a hazard, particularly at night. See Road travel.
Carry some form of identification with you at all times. A photocopy of your passport is sufficient.
Attacks on tourists are rare, but you should take sensible precautions to protect yourself from petty and violent crime. See Crime.
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Botswana, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out travel and medical insurance before travelling.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Botswana
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 2,145,000 in 2010
Tswana (official language) 62%
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